Chicago Tackles Inequity In Advanced Courses At Some Schools

On Wednesday, the board of education voted to pay a Washington state-based [non-profit] organization to help six targeted schools close gaps in access to AP and International Baccalaureate classes. The consultants, Equal Opportunity Schools, will continue its two-year-old work with six other Chicago high schools.

“We can learn from the work that they’ve been doing,” said Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade. “They have an approach that goes beyond just pushing students into wanting to enroll, they survey the hearts and minds of students.”

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